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Artifacts at Dallas Heritage Village

 

Artists from Cedars Union will teach attendees how to draw select artifacts from the Village’s collection

FIRST CLASS IS SATURDAY, JUNE 2

 

Cedars Union and Dallas Heritage Village have joined together to present Art ‘n‘ Facts, a new art class the first Saturday of every month at Dallas Heritage Village, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with a Cedars Union artist, who will teach them how to draw a selection of historic pieces from the Village’s collection. The first class will take place Saturday, June 2, in Browder Springs Hall at Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood Street. Attendees are asked to bring a sketchpad, pencils or other dry media.  A $10 fee covers the two-hour program and the opportunity to explore the Village following the class.

“Always looking to expand programming for our visitors as well as collaborations with our dynamic surrounding neighborhood, we recently discovered a fun way to combine two of our favorite things: art and artifacts,” said Melissa Prycer, president and executive director, Dallas Heritage Village. “Many of our visitors inquire about our hidden collection, and it’s not unusual to see guests on the grounds with cameras or artist canvases. In this exciting partnership with Cedars Union artists, we are able to merge these interests into a fun and unique opportunity.”

A second art class will take place on Saturday, July 7 and will continue in September. The Village closes each year for the month of August.  Please register online at dallasheritagevillage.org/events or call 214-421-5141.

"This new partnership with Dallas Heritage Village aligns perfectly with The Cedars Union's mission to advance the arts in North Texas," said Consuelo Gutierrez, Director of Programs & Membership at The Cedars Union. "This will give emerging artists the opportunity to share their artistic skills and vision while creating meaningful experiences with a broader audience. It also gives them additional exposure to people from different communities outside of The CU while still staying close to their studios."

“We are very excited about this new program and hope it will inspire our guests,” added Prycer.  “There’s so much to see, learn, and draw throughout the Village’s 20 acres.  Join us for this fun new opportunity and explore your creative side while learning a little history.”

Dallas Heritage Village is an immersive history landscape that features a wide variety of authentic 19th century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings in Texas.  The Village is set on 20 acres with over 25 historic structures depicting life in Dallas from 1840-1910.  Dallas Heritage Village is one of only 5 nationally accredited museums in the Dallas area.  The Village showcases a Victorian Main Street, a railroad complex, a log cabin, a pre-Civil war home, an 1860’s farmstead with livestock, a 19th century church, schoolhouse and more.  Dallas Heritage Village has been recognized for multiple awards.  It is located at 1515 South Harwood, in the Cedars area with urban living and restaurants, near downtown Dallas and the popular Farmer’s Market complex.  Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.  The Village is closed the months of January and August.  General Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 65+ and $5 for children ages 4 through 12 years.  Children under 4 and members of Dallas Heritage Village are admitted free of charge.  There is special pricing for groups of 15 or more people.  For more information call 214-421-5141, email info@dallasheritagevillage.org, or visit www.DallasHeritageVillage.org.

The Cedars Union, an incubator for the arts, was established as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit arts organization to help local artists take their practice to the next level. Its mission is to provide resources including studios, tools, programs, and pro-bono services for creatives, foster a collaborative and supportive artist community, and advance the arts in North Texas. The 40,000 sq. ft. building will host micro-studios, common work space, tools, equipment and classrooms for the use of all its members. Artists of all mediums will work side by side, being creative, and generating a unique synergy. With a staff that has decades of program experience on a national and local level, we hope to create an art program that will be a legacy for generations to come.

 

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